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About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.

Links to Think: The Brain Edition

Just a few links to help you think about your brain: Your brain doesn’t contain memories: it is memories “Every sensory experience triggers changes in the molecules of your neurons, reshaping the way they connect to one another. That means … Continue reading

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My Dog, Squirrel

Squirrel Tooth Alice came right in the front door of college rent house, grinning and wiggling, Mike Eddy just behind her at the door. A sleek lab with so much black a dollop of it spilled out onto her tongue … Continue reading

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Cade Massey’s First Love (part 2)

The conclusion of granddad’s story of his first love. I thought that she was trying to high pressure me into Marrying her right then, But I soon realized that she was in dead earnest. So she wanted me to keep … Continue reading

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Cade Massey’s First Love (part 1)

My granddad, G.M.C. “Cade” Massey, included the story of his first love in his memoir manuscript. Here is part 1 of that tale. When I get to writing, so many things pop up that sometimes I get confused about whatever I … Continue reading

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Top of the World, Tom

RIP Tom Petty, October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017… I got a room at the top of the world tonight. I can see everything tonight. I got a room where everyone Can have a drink and forget those things That … Continue reading

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Help Yourself to Some Self-Care Links

After I’d been presenting my teamwork session at the Brown Schools Ranch for awhile, I was asked to develop a follow-up class, “Team-Building 2,” as it were. I’d start off by asking everyone to write down their top 3 priorities … Continue reading

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Brownsville Raid of Sept. 28, 1859

The people of Brownsville, Texas awakened hours before the dawn of September 28, 1859 to the sound of gunshots, thundering hooves, and shouts of “Viva Cheno Cortina! Viva la República Mexicana! Viva Mexico! Mueran los gringos!” A band of over … Continue reading

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